Job openings spiked in December to high not seen since summer

Job openings climbed past 11 million in December, according to new data Wednesday from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, up from 10.4 million the previous month as layoffs rose in some corners of the economy.

Tired of after-work emails and calls? In these countries, they’re outlawed.

Kenya is the latest country to propose a “right to disconnect” law — joining France, Portugal and Italy — amid the pandemic-driven rise in hybrid and remote work.

Boeing delivers last 747 as fans celebrate plane that changed air travel

The four-engine "Queen of the Skies" will keep flying, but Boeing has built its last 747 jumbo jet, as airlines turn to more efficient two-engine models.

These are some of the notable companies laying off workers

The tech, mortgage and auto industries are among the hardest hit with layoffs going into 2023. Among the giant companies are Amazon, Meta and Twitter.

Official end of covid emergency injects uncertainty into telehealth

The federal public health emergency declaration waived the requirement for health-care providers to meet patients in person before prescribing controlled substances.

FDA creates food safety, nutrition program in wake of baby formula crisis

Commissioner Robert M. Califf will appoint a new deputy commissioner with broad powers, but some food safety advocates say the move is not enough.

Fed’s inflation fight begins yet another tricky chapter

Federal Reserve officials will contend with a hodgepodge of data when they raise interest rates this week, likely by a quarter of a percentage point

$5.4 billion in covid aid may have gone to firms using suspect Social Security numbers

The findings from the nation’s top pandemic watchdog come as House Republicans plan to hold their first hearing this week on covid fraud.

Prospects for the global economy are improving, as worst fears fade

The outlook for the global economy in recent weeks has unexpectedly brightened, with the United States, Europe and China all outperforming expectations and avoiding — at least for now — some predicted stumbles.

McCarthy thinks he can find ‘responsible’ way to raise debt ceiling

“We’re not going to default,” the House speaker pledged, but he also called for budget cuts without offering specifics.

Who is Gautam Adani? Asia’s richest man is rocked by fraud claims.

The Indian energy billionaire and Narendra Modi ally denied charges leveled by Hindenburg Research, which triggered a massive sell-off of Adani company shares.

This trader bets against companies. Now he’s targeting one of the biggest.

Nate Anderson’s Hindenburg Research has levied fraud accusations against a conglomerate led by one of the world’s richest people.

Downtown D.C.’s struggles mount as many workers remain remote

D.C. leaders and business executives worry that declining tax assessments of large office buildings could significantly erode the revenue needed to fund public services.

Is lab-grown steak kosher? Religious leaders weigh the sensitive question.

Meat cultivated in a lab rather than cut from a slaughtered animal is provoking uncomfortable questions.

Business empire of Asia’s richest man hit by sell-off after fraud report

The sell-off came after Hindenburg Research in New York accused Adani of artificially boosting his share prices over the course of several decades.
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Three moves to get your tax refund faster in 2023

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